Saturday, December 7, 2013

Trying A New Angle


I've written a number of times about the re-do of my bedroom.

I've been (mostly) pleased with the (almost) finished product:

I love the color (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint's "Paris Grey" done up by Lowe's in Behr latex.  I painted the formerly dark green metal bed to match, which makes it appear to "float" in the room.  I want to re-do my draperies (they're too...bridal-y or something).  But I am patient and will find the right ones.

What bugged me is that the room is a really good size - 16 x 15.  But it lacked flow, which made it seem cramped.  Out of view in the photo above is a dresser (to the left of the bed against the wall), a small slipper chair to the left of the dresser, a chest of drawers (in a perfectly sized niche in the wall opposite the foot of the bed; two large closets are on either side of that niche) and a large arm chair that you can just about see under the window to the right.

So, with 4 days on my hands at the Thanksgiving holiday, I got a wild hare.  I angled the bed and came the dawn - I have space!  I was able to put my arm chair in a place where I can actually *use* it, instead of banging my shin against it every time I walked on the far side of the bed.  The slipper chair is now more visible and also more useful and I love, love, love having the bed on an angle!  It's now the focal point when you enter the room and it's just beautiful.  I think once I find my elusive perfect draperies, I'll be done in my bedroom.

And a comparison shot:

I am linking up at:

Mod Vintage Life - Mod Mix Monday
Petite Michelle Louise - Grey Day Thursday
French Country Cottage - Feathered Nest Friday
Miss Mustard Seed - Furniture Feature Friday
My Romantic Home - Show and Tell Friday


  1. Very romantic room! Someday after my children are gone I am giving my bedroom a makeover! Lol!

  2. Fantastic Makeover!! What a wonderful room to relax with a romantic book! New Follower.

  3. This looks fantastic!! It's amazing what a little furniture re-arranging can do isn't it? I love the look of your room. Very cozy and pretty. Hope you are doing well. Happy New Year to you!


  4. Love the bed in the corner. Your style is very similar to Tidbits and Twine. I think her dining room drapes would be perfect in your bedroom. Here's a link to her house tour, which shows her dining room draperies.